Celebrated as one of the few painters to break away from mainstream abstraction in the 1960s, master realist David A. Leffel is the subject of a major retrospective exhibition at Pepperdine University.
One would be hard-pressed to find a single representational painter today who hasn’t been inspired and moved by the life and career of David A. Leffel. He was a pioneer of traditional representational painting during a time when the art world celebrated the opposite, and the revival of appreciation for the Old Masters and academic painting is greatly indebted to Leffel.
On view from May 14 through August 7 at Pepperdine University’s Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, “David A. Leffel: The Mastery of Light” is a major retrospective that will showcase works from the entirety of the artist’s storied career. As expected, the show highlights Leffel’s legacy and traces his evolution into one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.
To learn more, visit the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art.
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